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A New Brooklyn Bridge?

Scene: You, deciding to take a scenic, leisurely stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge. You, impeded by selfie-taking tourists. You, side-swiped by Tour-de-France-in-training cyclists. (I kid! I kid! Kind of.) Who among us has not grimly wished that SOMEBODY please do SOMETHING about the non-vehicular traffic on the Bridge? Fret not, neighbors: Our City Council has […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society is continuing to provide public programs on line. This coming Friday, June 19 at 12:30 p.m. BHS will present the latest in its “Bite-Size History” programs — they supply the history; you supply the bites. This one will look at Muslim history in Brooklyn through the lens of a notable land […]

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New York’s Finest Save A Life

Many of us were startled on Friday afternoon by the prolonged noise of low-flying helicopters, and I learned this morning on NY1 that the cause of the surveillance was a man threatening to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Though NY1 hasn’t put the story or any footage online, the New York Post reports that the […]

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March in Solidarity Against Anti-Semitism Sunday

If, like me, you’ve been horrified by the recent rash of anti-Semitic violence in Brooklyn, Rockland County, the U.S., and the world, you may wish to join the march to be held this Sunday, January 5 sponsored by the UJA Federation – New York, to which “New Yorkers of every background” are invited. The march […]

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How to View the 4th of July Fireworks (or Avoid the Crowds)

Brace yourselves neighbors, this year the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks return to Brooklyn Heights. The Grucci Family pyrotechnic spectacular is set to launch from the Brooklyn Bridge and four barges in the East River between Piers 1 and 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The premium viewing locations are The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Return to Brooklyn Side

The New York Post reports that this year’s Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will return to the Brooklyn Bridge, where tens of thousands of pyrotechnic shells will be launched, as well as from four barges along Pier 17 in the Seaport District, company officials announced Thursday. It adds that July’s fete will feature more than […]

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Pedestrian Traffic Jam on Brooklyn Bridge Saturday

As reported by Kaitlin Menza in House Beautiful, yesterday (Saturday, December 29) the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway (shown on an uncrowded day in the photo, by your correspondent) became extremely crowded, mostly with tourists here for the holidays and out to enjoy some relatively good winter weather. Yes, you bike enthusiasts, I know it’s a […]

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Credit Where Credit is Due-Emily Warren Roebling Recognized With Street Naming

The clouds parted and the sun shone brightly on Tuesday afternoon as if to say “FINALLY” as the stretch of Columbia Heights near Orange Street was proudly dedicated to Emily Warren Roebling, the woman credited-only in modern history-with the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge. According to the New York Times’ Overlooked Obituary, Emily was born in 1843 in Cold Spring, NY the second […]

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Solutions Mulled for Easing Brooklyn Bridge Promenade Congestion

It always seems like a great idea: on a beautiful day, a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, or maybe a stroll preceding a subway ride uptown. It’s a great idea: until you actually get to the Bridge. Aside from early mornings and late evenings, trying to cross the Bridge on foot or two wheels seems […]

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Oral Arguments in Save the View Now’s Suit Against Pierhouse in Brooklyn Heights Friday

Oral arguments in the appeal of the lower court’s dismissal of Save the View Now’s suit to remedy the Pierhouse’s interference with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the protected view plane from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade will be held this Friday, October 20, at the Appellate Division Courthouse, 45 Monroe Place, corner of Pierrepont. […]

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